In addition to Microsoft, Software Audit & Compliance and Network & Telecom projects, NPI performs a variety of other project-based services; all centered on IT sourcing excellence.
Some IT purchases are tougher than others – especially large, multi-year enterprise agreements. In addition to price benchmark analysis, cost optimization of these purchases can require specialized skills such as in-depth licensing and subscription model knowledge in order to select best-fit license types, or architecture-aware licensing expertise to explain the cost implications of environmental factors (for example, virtualization, indirect access and core vs. processor to name just a few).
Of course, Microsoft is the #1 vendor that clients bring to NPI for project services. Other commonly-serviced vendors include SAP, Oracle and IBM. For some clients VMware and Salesforce.com have now reached a level of complexity that requires license scenario modeling and usage optimization analysis in addition to multiple rounds of price benchmark analysis and negotiation strategy planning.
Projects are customized to precisely meet client needs and timelines.
Because NPI works shoulder-to-shoulder with IT buying teams every day, we see first-hand the challenges they face. As a result, we perform a variety of enterprise IT sourcing advisory services to support clients in their quest for best-in-class outcomes and processes. These projects are a direct reflection of real-world client needs, and customized to fit each situation. Examples include: